In latest biography on the Nigerian President titled; “Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria,” written by John Paden, an American Professor, President Muhammadu Buhari, advised his children to acquire enough education and then work hard to be self-reliant, saying he would leave behind very little for them to inherit.
Prof. Paden wrote; “Buhari insisted that all of his girls continue their education through the tertiary level.
“This they did, although one continued in higher education after she was married. He told them explicitly that education would give them self-reliance, and that he would not have much in the way of an inheritance to leave to his family.
“Today, Buhari’s entire family are not only well educated but also speak English, and are comfortable within the broader Nigerian and international context.”
In terms of material wealth, it is difficult to tell how much President Buhari is worth, making it impossible to estimate what inheritance he might bequeath to his family, as the president is yet to fulfil an electoral promise to make full details of his assets public.
According to a press statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Buhari had N30 million in his bank account before taking office on May 29, he also owns five houses in Kaduna, Daura, Kano and Abuja, and has two undeveloped plots of land, one in Kano and the other in Port Harcourt.
Buhari also has farms, an orchard, ranch, livestock, including 270 cattle, 25 sheep, five horses, a variety of birds and a number of economic trees, and has an unstated “number of cars”.